The Winners of the Time Out LA Bar Awards 2016

Time Out Bar Awards Los AngelesThe best bars and bartenders were lauded last week at Time Out LA’s inaugural Bar Awards in the historic The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA. The cocktail culture has grown leaps and bounds in the past few years, so it was only fitting that we should commend those who were rising above the fray and setting the standard for bars in Los Angeles.

Yes, it is an honor to be nominated, but it is also a pleasure to win. Below are the winners from last nights events, along with their nominated brethren, so you can check out these fine establishments and judge for yourself.

Please raise a glass! Cheers LA!


Bar of the Year
The Spare Room

Fellow Nominees: Melrose Umbrella Co., Scopa Italian Roots, The Corner Door

Best New Cocktail Bar
The Walker Inn

Fellow Nominees: The Fiscal Agent, Everson Royce Bar, Old Lightning

Best Bar Team
Big Bar

Fellow Nominees: The Normandie Club, The Spare Room, Melrose Umbrella Co.

Winner of Bar of the Year: The Spare Room (credit: Jakob Layman)
Winner of Bar of the Year: The Spare Room (credit: Jakob Layman)

Best LA Mainstay
The Varnish

Fellow Nominees: The Roger Room, Harvard & Stone, Tony’s Saloon

Best Bar Design
Break Room 86

Fellow Nominees: E.P. & L.P., Now Boarding, Clifton’s Cafeteria

Best Restaurant Bar

Fellow Nominees: Bestia DTLA, Redbird, Broken Spanish

Best Culinary Cocktail Bar
Birch Los Angeles

Fellow Nominees: Gracias Madre, Otium, The Walker Inn

For more photos from the event by Jakob N. Layman, head over to TimeOut LA for their coverage.